An excerpt from Never Settled: a memoir of a boy on the road to manhood (Ch. 1)

“Get up you lazy piece of sh*t!” my father yelled. I woke out of a deep slumber, startled and quickly wondering if I was about to get pounded. My father had a propensity for violence. I was always afraid of him. He was a big man. I was a little guy. “What the h*ll are you still doing in bed?” he continued to yell. At that point, I was beginning to become more coherent and understand what was happening. The problem—I was late for school. I worked late the night before and went to bed after midnight. Even after finally getting to bed late, I couldn’t sleep since I was still wired from work. Looking at my alarm clock, it was 10:20 a.m. on a school day and here I was still sleeping. That was, until this ferocious grizzly bear came into my room.

Published by Shawn D. Congleton

traveler, writer, lover of God, thinker, family dude, in no particular order

2 thoughts on “An excerpt from Never Settled: a memoir of a boy on the road to manhood (Ch. 1)

  1. I want to say thank you for writing this, and at the same time, it’s very heart wrenching to read. And it makes me want to cry.
    Keep on going, Shawn- you are a wonderful writer !

  2. I must whole-heartedly agree with Carole Cheatham! Thank you for sharing! Keep writing!

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